Denver – Wanted: Senior homeowners who can benefit from having their homes painted free of charge.
The Brothers Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon is prepping for its 35th Anniversary Season. Volunteer groups are signing up. Planning is well under way. Now it’s time to fill out the schedule to paint the homes of qualifying seniors.
Anyone can nominate a senior for the free Paint-A-Thon.
To qualify, individuals must be 60 years or older, own and occupy their own home and plan to live in it at least one more year. Seniors must have a limited income and be financially unable to hire a house painter. The home can’t be taller than 1 ½ stories and must be in need of painting.
Applications must be received by May 31. The form is available on the Brothers Web site at www.brothersredevelopment.org. Click on the 35th Anniversary Season logo. An application also can be requested by calling Paint-A-Thon Coordinator Chad Nibbbelink at 720-339-5864.
Between March and September, Brothers Redevelopment works alongside event sponsors and hundreds of volunteers to paint the homes of income-qualified senior and disabled homeowners in cities across the Front Range at no charge.
A nonprofit agency, Brothers plans to paint more than 100 homes in the coming 35th Anniversary Season.
The average cost to paint a home can surpass $5,000—a huge expense for a senior/disabled homeowners living with financial and/or physical limitations, Nibbelink said. The free service allows qualifying homeowners to devote their limited and fixed-incomes to cover other important costs, such as medication, groceries and utility bills.
Brothers President Jeff Martinez said, “Painting is an essential part of a home’s overall maintenance and also helps preserve the homeowner’s investment. The program can really make a difference in someone’s life.”
Paint-A-Thon organizers also are enlisting volunteers to help paint the homes of seniors during the 35th Anniversary Season. For more information on volunteering, sponsoring the event or applying to have a home painted, call Brothers Redevelopment at 303-202-6340.